Refer to the text in this chapter if necessary. A good score is at least 8 correct answers out of these 10 questions. The answers are listed in the back of this book.

1. The mummy case and sarcophagus used to contain the embalmed body of an Ancient Egyptian had what main feature in common?

  • a) A heavy collection of soiled bandages
  • b) Reliance upon the rectangular form
  • c) Both always held a senet board
  • d) Scooping up piles of dirt in farmers' fields

2. The right angle has a special historical connection to human anatomy in that:

  • a) It probably originated from the tracing of a standing Egyptian with his arm extended horizontally to the ground
  • b) Geometry was used to guide the plowing and subdividing of fields
  • c) Most skull bones meet at a 90-degree angle
  • d) Humans can only stand perfectly vertical to the ground

3. Anatomic sections are different from anatomic planes, because they:

  • a) Involve no use of relative body positions
  • b) Focus chiefly upon the characteristics of physiology
  • c) Always involve the sagittal suture
  • d) Are actual physical cuts made through the body

4. The midsagittal plane is alternately known as the body midline, since:

  • a) This plane exactly marks the body middle when it is passed all the way down
  • b) It seldom intersects with the umbilicus
  • c) There are potentially an infinite number of parasagittal planes
  • d) Its position is lateral to just about everything else!

5. Pretend you are a nurse approaching the foot of a hospital bed. Your instructions are to give the patient lying in the bed a shot into the left shoulder. You then insert the needle into:

  • a) The foot directly facing you
  • b) The shoulder on your right
  • c) The shoulder on your left
  • d) Soft, fleshy tissue of both buttocks

6. ''The elbow is always proximal.'' This statement is:

  • a) True, due to the fixed position of the elbow
  • b) False, because some people have no elbow!
  • c) True, since the elbow is always the body structure closest to the shoulder
  • d) False, since the relative position of the elbow depends upon the other body structure to which it is being compared

7. A_plane is the type used to subdivide the body into upper and lower portions:

  • a) Coronal
  • b) Parasagittal
  • c) Midsagittal
  • d) Transverse

8. The umbilicus is_to the left hip:

  • a) Posterior
  • b) Anterior only
  • c) Both medial and anterior
  • d) Distal

9. The body trunk consists of the:

  • a) Groin, neck, and gonads
  • b) Cephalic portion, alone
  • c) Most distal extremities
  • d) Thorax, abdomen, and pelvis

10. You, a physical therapist, read a clinical record of a patient. It states that, ''The patient is suffering from chronic irritation in the left iliac region.'' It would be appropriate for you to apply hot, moist packs to what part of the patient's body?

  • a) The midriff area
  • b) Flank
  • c) Stomach
Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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